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Cover: Ed 13, Sept-Oct 2019 Andrew McNamara: Owner of The Field at Easts Rugby 22A O'Sullivan Rd, Bellevue Hill www.thefieldateastsrugby.com.au

PUBLISHER Welcome to Spring and all that goes with it. The Spring Equinox that arrives at 5.50am on Sept 23, that awful feeling that Christmas is just 13 weeks away on Sept 25 and, of course, a whole host of events and celebrations that we write about in "What’s On", "Paddington Patter "and "Bondi Buzz".

chosen by town planners in suburb after suburb because it is hardy and pollution resistant. More recently they have come under attack for causing hay fever but in their defense it is said that grass species are the most prevalent pollen producers at this time of year.

It’s also the time that Plane trees get their leaves to provide shade from the heat of summer and surprise us that they know exactly the moment that spring arrives. They also thoughtfully lose their leaves later in the year so we can get enough Vitamin D.

In this edition we announce the creation of “Our Local News” a website that allows locals to publish news, articles and information about their local community and directly share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit and Digg. It’s a source we will increasingly use to provide content for future editions of Eastern Suburbs Life (several such articles already appear in this edition).

Imported from overseas Platanus x acerifolious (London Plane) is a cross between the American Sycamore and the Oriental Plane Tree (hence that little x) and was

It has also allowed us to create “Bondi Buzz” a website that lets Bondi Locals keep the world up to date with what is happening in their area. If you’re a Bondi

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local, or a Bondi fan we invite you to give it a try on www.bondibuzz.com.au It’s only just getting started, so anyone who takes part will get a big welcome. Other local suburb websites are planned for the future. Finally, here’s a quick reminder that Daylight Saving starts at 3am on Sun, Oct 6. If you find it confusing just remember “Spring Forward, Fall Back”. Another useful tip is “Lefty Loosey, Rightly Tighty” when you’re dealing with screws and bolts. Digital readers are invited to click the image at the top of the page to see an entertaining daylight saving video from there too! Many thanks to all our readers and contributors.

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NOEL’S Skin Solutions A lot of people live with unsightly and uncomfortable skin conditions because conventional pharmacy preparations do little to help.

dryness and inflammation of the skin. It causes redness and rashes which can swell, itch, crust and flake. In extreme cases the skin cracks and bleeds.

Welcome to Noel D’Souza’s Skin Solutions. At Noel’s two pharmacies in the heart of Matraville, you can find his specially compounded ointments and creams for Eczema and Psoriasis. He has been making them for many years and has testimonials from hundreds of people he has helped.

"You must never scratch the skin as it may result in scarring or enlarge the rash," Noel cautions.

NOEL’S PSORIASIS OINTMENT

Psoriasis is a skin disorder which produces unsightly scaling and rashes. There is often severe itching. In extreme cases it presents as pimples or blisters.

The good news is that Eczema is readily treatable! Noel’s Eczema Cream is a proven, highly effective product which can help you find fast and effective relief. Other popular products compounded by Noel and his team:

MUSCLE SOOVE:

"There is a general belief that Psoriasis is an incurable skin disease," says Noel. "It is a skin disorder rather than a disease, and it is treatable."

Are you an athlete sidelined by muscle problems? Noel’s Muscle Soove helps to treat aches and pains and at the same time applies gentle heat to get the circulation going.

Noel compounded his first batch of Psoriasis ointment 25 years ago after researching successful medical prescriptions and talking to pharmacy customers about what worked and what didn’t.

NAPPY CREAM:

Nappy rash can cause severe skin damage. The cream made up by Noel behind the pharmacy counter is a trusted source of relief. Also effective for sweat rash.

Since then, the preparation has become hugely popular way beyond Matraville and the Randwick Local Government Area.

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Here’s what one woman wrote: Dear Noel, I have been suffering from Psoriasis for many years and have tried many remedies. Since using your cream my Psoriasis has improved and is slowly coming under control. Thank you for an excellent product.

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Eczema is a form of dermatitis. It is a common skin problem that presents as

Named after Theo Lianos, who owned the original Matraville pharmacy Noel took over in the 1980s. Again, an effective, triedand-tested remedy. Contains ammonia, creosote and a number of other ingredients Noel keeps close to his chest.

NOEL'S APPROACH TO BUSINESS

Some people know Noel as the former Mayor of Randwick and most recently, a state parliamentary candidate. But most residents in Matraville and surrounding suburbs know Noel as the friendly, ever-caring man behind the pharmacy counter.

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He attributes his business success and popularity as a community leader to "good, old-fashioned service and a belief in the community he serves."

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YOGA & DIABETES

An increasing number of people with diabetes mellitus are turning to yoga in an effort to keep their condition under control and improve overall quality of life. It is well known that regular practice of yoga can help reduce levels of stress, enhance mobility, lower blood pressure and improve overall wellbeing.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

Yoga is considered to be a promising, cost-effective option in the treatment and prevention of diabetes, with data from several studies suggesting that yoga and other mind-body therapies can reduce stress-related hyperglycemia and have a positive effect on blood glucose control. Controlling mental stress (stress management) is one of the keys of diabetes treatment. When we’re stressed, our blood sugar levels increase and elevated blood sugar levels increase the chances of serious complications such as heart disease. Using controlled breathing techniques, meditation and body postures, yoga and other mindfulness-based programmes train participants to invoke a relaxation response.

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Combine “Kinesis” (Movement) and “Logia” (Study) and you have the elements that make up the word Kinesiology". It’s a science and it’s an art and it helps people with everything from pain management to better sleep and anxiety to emotional wellbeing. David Ball is a Kinesiologist practicing in Double Bay and says “Most of us live very busy lives and tend to neglect ourselves with bad diet, lack of exercise or inadequate rest and relaxation. This can affect us physically and emotionally so that we need healing. The good news is that kinesiology can trigger that healing process to help us to find the right path to improving and enhancing our health.” For a lot of people, Kinesiology can be the 'Ah Ha' moment and it can help you overcome problems with:• Stress, depression and anxiety • Pain - physical and emotional

stay in their home environment. Home Sweet Home Nursing Care aims to enable individuals to have positive selfbelief, agency and dignity which are also components of successful ageing (McIntyre, 2013). Evidence suggest that these factors allow individuals to cope better with serious health issues resulting in increased longevity (McIntyre, 2013).

This response helps regulate cortisol and other stress hormones, which increases blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Both play a big role in the development of Type-2 diabetes and related complications.

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Improve your health & wellbeing with KINESIOLOGY • Allergies (Immune mismatch responses) • Environmental stressors • Strength, flexibility and balance • Mental focus, concentration, memory • Learning integration for kids • Emotional wellbeing and motivation • Health, vitality, immunity and energy • Digestion and nutrient absorption • Sleep disorders and insomnia • Hard-to-kick bad habits • Poor diet, exercise and motivation “Anyone, of any age, can experience Kinesiology. It's not just about testing the strength of a muscle” says David and goes on to say “Kinesiology is a non-invasive method of using the muscles by testing, or monitoring, to get feedback from your body (bio-electric system) and subconscious to indicate where stresses are within its different systems.” “The body will give feedback as to what it needs and the appropriate techniques that will be used and awareness of knowledge to enhance your energy and start the

healing processes. This may involve gentle touch, tapping, massage, testing for life stressors, diet, supplements and coaching or guidance.” David originally worked in mechanical engineering as a designer. But had a deeper desire to give and help people, so moved to the natural therapies industry and became a remedial massage therapist working for many years with chiropractors and physiotherapists. There he noticed a lot of clients had more going on in their lives emotionally and physically than could be treated with just massage. He decided to take up Kinesiology and trained in Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP), which is an internationally accepted Diploma in Kinesiology. PKP Kinesiology has a large data base of treatment techniques and incorporates the clients emotion into the process to give lasting results. He also obtained a remedial and sports massage diploma and further studied myofascial release and dry needling.

David also treats children using Kinesiology and says, “Kids really respond well as their minds are willing to absorb new things and they often have less stress than adults. It improves their ability to learn, focus and concentrate and can even reduce dyslexic tendencies. On top of the process is fun, interactive and dynamic, so they really enjoy it.” With so many benefits it seems that Kinesiology is for everyone, so why not give it a try. As David says “You don’t have to be sick to see a Kinesiologist!”

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THE COMMUNITY

‛corner store� Serving over 3000 coffees a week, and selling fresh vegetables, milk and bread, as well as newspapers and an extensive inventory of groceries, the Watsons Bay Milk Bar is the keystone of the local area. “it's a real general store, a microsupermarket,” describes Proprietor, Con Georgiou. In the heart of Watsons Bay village, this store is where locals regularly meet and greet as well as come to relax and enjoy the sun at comfortable outside tables. “We’ve got very good local support, from all over – Vaucluse, Camp Cove, the bay – it’s very much a community place,” Con says. “Mornings are very, very busy. From 6am, people going to work come in and grab their coffee and everything else they need to start their day.” Now, because of the demand, the Milk Bar also offers hot chips: “Everyone was asking so we thought we’d put them on the menu!” Con explained. This local support runs both ways with the business supporting many local events as well as charitable causes in the schools. Open 6am-6pm, seven days a week, the store’s convenient location also attracts myriad tourists from the ferry and nearby bus stop. “Watsons Bay is becoming a more popular destination now, even in winter - there’s more ferries and more services.” explains Con.

A great example of the growing trend of resurrecting the local corner store/milk bar, this Watsons Bay business was taken over by Con around seven years ago who restored its charm and place in the community. “We restored what we could. The tiles are original and the Milk Bar sign is based on the old one.” Though the interesting carved wooden doors from Argentina are close to 200 years old, most of the items reference the store's original '50s style. “I wanted to retain the original features of the shop. I didn’t want to modernise it.” Having previously been owned by the same family - who built the building in 1958, the store now also features ’50s memorabilia collected by Con. The retro-style is matched by good, oldfashioned service: “It’s about delivering the courtesy of the past, like the shops I remember growing up, that you don’t often receive nowadays at 7/11 convenience stores.” Symbolising this is Con's classic '60s mini van, often parked outside the shop, which is also a drawcard for Insta photo seekers.

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What’s the biggest challenge at The Field? Our best and asset is being set back from the road and a little escape from the busy roads of Sydney however this also means we are sometimes a little hard to find and have minimal walk past traffic. How did The Field come about? I knew the space and given that the majority of Sydney families aren’t lucky enough to have a backyard we wanted to create a casual home away from home where the kids could run around, even without my offering this is a wonderful part of Sydney for every age group to enjoy. What is your favorite time of the year down here? Spring is absolutely beautiful down here especially the mornings with the sun rising over the beautiful Andrew Petrie Oval. What is on the horizon? Our weekend breakfast menu is nearly finalised and our newly refurbished function room upstairs is just about at capacity with end of year functions booking in. What makes this such a popular venue amongst Eastern Suburbs Families? I think it’s the small things that count. The free and easy parking, the child friendly bistro menu, the games and of course the lush field itself for the kids to run around on. Have you got a favorite menu item? The Beastie Beef is my naughty go to and the Torched Salmon Poke bowl is sensational for something a little lighter. We are lucky enough to be welcoming back our original Head Chef Madita Kosch who has created amazingly fresh function menus.

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Loving liqueurs

Liqueurs are widely acknowledged to have been produced by monks, during the 13th century. Derived from the Latin ‘liquifacere’, which means to liquify, liqueurs have evolved, over the centuries, to become very popular alcoholic beverages, today. Liqueurs can be flavoured with fruits, herbs and spices etc. They are usually quite sweet and regularly have a lower alcohol content than spirits, although some liqueurs can have an ABV which is high. Liqueurs are great by themselves, over ice and/or used in cocktails-with fabulous results! They can be flavoured in various ways, such as by macerating or infusing the ingredient in liquid, usually the base spirit. Concentrated fruits or flavourings, or essential oils, can also be added to the base spirit, which might be distilled from grape, grain or molasses. Many liqueurs are particular to a small geographical area and most have a story about their origins. Liqueurs also vary in quality. Some, such as Chartreuse, have a noble history, and the best are made artisanally; others are inexpensive alcoholbased confections. Here are most common liqueurs you’re likely to come across.

AMARETTO

Amaretto, meaning “a little bitter” in Italian, is a popular almond-flavoured liqueur that’s typically made from apricot pits, but it can also include additional spices and flavours depending on the brand.

Authentic Italian Tiramisu TOTAL TIME: 8 HOURS, 30 MINUTES SERVES 8 INGREDIENTS

6 egg yolks, at room temperature 4 egg whites 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups mascarpone 36-48 Savoiardi ladyfingers 1 1/2 cups Italian coffee made in Moka pot, cooled 2 tablespoons Marsala 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate, shaved

DIRECTIONS

1. Brew coffee and allow to cool to room temperature. 2. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar until pale, doubled in volume, and "ribbons" remain for a few seconds when spoon is lifted from the mixture, about 3-4 minutes. 3. Whisk in marscarpone a little bit at a time. 4. In another large bowl, beat egg whites and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff, glossy peaks form. 5. Fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture. 6. Add 2 tablespoons Marsala to the coffee.

7. Dip Savoiardi ladyfingers quickly into the coffee and arrange in a layer in the bottom of a 33 x 23 x 5 cm pan. Do not "soak" the ladyfingers in the coffee or your Tiramisu will turn out soggy. 8. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers. 9. Top with another layer of dipped ladyfingers. 10. Spread remaining mascarpone mixture evenly on top of ladyfingers. 11. Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving (overnight works well too). This allows the filling to set and the ladyfingers to soften and absorb the coffee. 12. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings immediately before serving.

BAILEYS IRISH CREAM

Baileys was the first Irish cream to appear, gracing the world of liqueurs in 1973. While the exact recipe is a well kept secret, we do know that Baileys opts for cocoa extract, sugar and herbs as the main other ingredients alongside the whiskey and cream.

CAMPARI

This dark red liqueur is made from a combination of herbs and fruit, and is often served on the rocks or in popular cocktails, such as the Negroni.

COINTREAU

An orange-flavoured liqueur that’s a big player in many cocktail recipes, it is the perfect combination of bitter and sweet and used in classics like the "Cosmopolitan".

FRANGELICO

This delicate liqueur is made from toasted hazelnuts and has hints of cocoa and vanilla. Similar to many sweet liqueurs, it can be mixed in a variety of cocktails or simply enjoyed on the rocks.

KAHLÚA

Number one selling coffee liqueur in the world. The most popular cocktail requests using the coffee liqueur are White and Black Russians.

ST-GERMAIN

Flavoured with elderflowers and carrying hints of sweet and floral notes, St-Germain has a subtle taste but can hold its own among other spirits, such as gin, Champagne, vodka and rum.

SAMBUCA

Sambuca is a strong, colourless Italian liqueur that’s flavoured with anise and licorice.

Tiramisu is easily the most exported Italian dessert. Many don’t know that it was first devised in Treviso, at the restaurant Le Becchiere. A recent dispute between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia has put a question mark on its actual authorship, stating that there are actually four original versions: two Venetian (from the Treviso area), and two from the neighbouring region, and that all are legitimate.


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TOP KNOT Eoin Daniels

Fifteen years ago, a 21-year-old carpenter from Waterford, Ireland, arrived in Australia. Eoin Daniels didn’t have much in the way of money or possessions, but what he did have was superior carpentry skills, combined with a love and passion for his craft. He also had a bold vision for the future. “I saw how Australia was a much bigger place where someone with a strong work ethic and a passion for what they do could get ahead,” he says. He threw himself into working for a small Sydney construction company, headed by two Irishmen, rising through the ranks to site manager within 18 months. Then in 2006, after securing his permanent residency, he branched out on his own, the name of his company – Top Knot Carpentry & Joinery – attesting to the upward trajectory he planned to take. He took on an apprentice and started with modest domestic and commercial jobs like home renovations and shop fitouts. Then some bigger jobs, like construction of the outdoor bar at the Golden Sheaf hotel in Double Bay, started coming in. “At that stage I was thinking it would grow into a company that employed perhaps a dozen people,” he says.

HARNESSING THE IRISH WORK ETHIC

Doorknocking and handshaking, Eoin slowly but steadily grew his client base. Today Top Knot is a multi-million dollar behemoth of the Australian construction industry, employing 680 staff, almost three quarters of whom hail from the Emerald Isle. Here’s what Eoin has to say about the Irish work ethic: “We don’t drag our heels. We go in and get it done, and the work is top quality.” But you need more than an Irish accent to get a job at Top Knot – and keep it. “We have a very rigorous screening process,” he says. “And if we hire people and they’re not up to scratch, they don’t last.”

PARTNERING WITH GIANTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

These values have been responsible for Top Knot becoming one of the most highlyregarded fitout companies in Australia, renowned for speed, efficiency and superb joinery, securing contracts with industry leaders such as Mirvac, Westfield, Lendlease, Icon, Multiplex and Hutchinson Builders. Just look at the craftwork that went into the transformation of the auditorium at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with

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Lendlease earlier this year (below right). Or the work that created a ‘stairway to heaven’ as a focal point of a Double Bay residential development. This amazing picture (top right) shows the view from the stairway up to the timber-clad ceiling.

RELIABILITY AND SUPERIOR QUALITY At a time when the construction industry is coming under scrutiny for cutting corners, Top Knot is known as a company that can always be relied upon. The company’s signature is lovingly-rendered timberdecking, floors, French-polished wall panelling, Supawood ceilings, masterpiece staircases like the one at the International Convention Centre, exterior timberwork, and most recently sculptures! Yes, standing proud at the Flour Mill residential development in Summer Hill are three long, pointed timber statues, inspired perhaps by famous spiky monuments like Cleopatra’s Needle.

Most of Top Knot’s timberwork is cut and rendered at the company’s factory in Banksmeadow. Here, 130 factory workers prepare pieces that are like a giant’s jigsaw puzzle, destined to fit together seamlessly, and beautifully. Above the sounds of sawing and drilling, Irish voices can be heard. In the canteen, you can brew yourself a cup of Barry’s Tea or munch a Jacob’s biscuit bar. Top Knot’s 20,000sqm factory includes a suite of offices where Eoin and 115 white collar staff take care of the business nuts and bolts such as contracts, marketing and accounts.

PUTTING RESOURCES BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY

The company is ever-growing, constantly on the hunt for more staff. Meanwhile, Eoin is putting resources back into the community that has been so kind to him. Top Knot is supplying its services free in the construction of a house for traumatised youth in Toongabbie. In another pro bono project, it is carrying out an $18,000 fitout at The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre in Redfern. “Australia has been good to me, and it’s great to be able to give something back,” says Eoin.

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HOME ROOFING: TOO IMPORTANT TO TAKE CHANCES

HOW TO CLEAN A DIRTY DECK

Cleaning your deck will help it look great all the time and whilst also prolonging the lifespan of the sealer (and who doesn’t want a prolonged life span). the process for cleaning is very simple if the deck is in good condition without caked on mud or debris. 1. First you need to wet it thoroughly with a hose. Then get a large bucket and fill it with water and a mild detergent such as, Car Wash 'n' Wax or dishwashing liquid. Mix this together until you get some decent suds going then mop or broom it onto the surface. 2. Wait for 5 minutes and lightly mist the deck with water if it starts to dry out. After the detergent has sat for a little while it’s now time to run back over it again with your mop or broom.

AG McMahon Building Services is a family business with over 50 years experience and a reputation for friendly, reliable service and first-class work. They are experienced Professional Roofing Specialists and pride themselves on punctuality, neatness and cleanliness. They specialise in minor roofing repairs, as well as the full replacement of slate, tiled and metal roofing. To ensure that all work is to the absolute highest quality they do not employ sub contractors. Knowing the roof over your head is safe and sound is not something to leave to chance. Corners cut and slip shod-work can lead to expensive problems later and even damage to precious family possessions.

REPLACE MISSING OR DAMAGED SHINGLES RIGHT AWAY

A simple tip is to replace missing or damaged shingles right away. You should do this if you find a shingle on your property or if you notice damage when looking at your roof. You need to use the same type of shingle and the same nails. You should replace any curling shingles as well. This will stop water from getting under the roof and causing rot. You should keep the roof clean. A power washer can help to remove debris. You need to pay special attention to any mildew, moss or algae growth. These substances can hold water and cause damage to your roof. Cleaning the roof with a solution of water and chlorine bleach can kill moss or algae growth fast.

MAINTAIN YOUR GUTTERS

These same skills have enabled them to work with three major insurance companies to assess and carry out emergency repairs to storm damaged roofing and this experience can also be invaluable to their clients.

PRUNE TREES ON YOUR PROPERTY

Ensuring you have peace of mind about your roof is their highest priority. They also provide a 10% discount to pensioners and regular clients. AG McMahon Building Services suggest a few tips to keep your roof in good shape:-

4. The final step is to put your hands on your hips, take in a deep breath of satisfaction with a big smile for a job well done and open a bottle of your preferred aperitif while looking at the menu from your favourite local delivery restaurant. You deserve it! Of course, if all this sounds like too much effort, just call

SYDNEY DECK SEALING

1800 332 573 to help you and skip straight to the last step.

KEEP THE ROOF CLEAN

AG McMahon Building Services minimise the risk of such a problem and give you access to the skills of a qualified Licenced Builder, Building Assessor, Contracted Panel Builder and Roofing Contractor. This means that when they quote and carry out work, they are also able to assess and give advice on the roof and entire home at the same time.

If you have a problem with your roof and you want repairs of the highest professional quality call AG McMahon Building Services. They also provide an ongoing maintenance contract where they clean out gutters, carry out a visual roof inspection and report annually to their clients.

3. Give it a really good scrub and use as much pressure as you can without breaking the broom handle (they don’t make em like they used to!). This is also a great opportunity to work out any tension you have. Now proceed to hose the suds off. Hose at 90 0 to the line in which the boards run so the dirty water drains straight off and into the gaps. If you hose in line with the boards that’s fine too but the dirty water might take longer to remove.

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Problems with your gutters can damage your roof during any season. Clogged gutters can send water under your roof. Hanging gutters can create holes that allow water to enter. Your gutters should be kept clear of leaves. They should also be checked regularly to make sure they are attached firmly to your home. Large branches could break and fall due to wind, or rain. Branches could grow into your roof or slam into the roof regularly even if they do not fall. You want to keep the trees on your property pruned so that they present no risk to your roof.

INSPECT THE ROOF TWICE EACH YEAR

You need to inspect the roof twice each year. You need to look at the surface, the shingles and the flashing. You also need to go inside and look at the roof for signs of leaks, pest damage or rotting wood. Any problems that are detected should be repaired immediately and in the proper way.

AG MCMAHON BUILDING SERVICES

0404 113 355 agmcmahonbuilding@bigpond.com

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Ben Fidden, a former training manager, had dreamt of setting up his own business for years. A business that would take him away from the corporate world and indulge his love of pets, gardening and home. Returning from a recent holiday he found his cat highly stressed, so he began to look for an alternative to leaving his cat at a friend’s place. He Googled his problem, trying to find another way for his cat to be looked after, and came across My Home Watch. His one search solved two problems, when he found that not only could My Home Watch look after his cat, but could also give him the business opportunity he dreamed of, his own business as a My Home Watch franchise owner. The die was cast and rest is history. My Home Watch provides an alternative to traditional house and pet sitting. From home checks, in-home pet visits, mail collection, indoor and outdoor plant watering, grocery services or anything else that needs attention while you’re away. You can have peace of mind all without the need to have anyone stay in your home. In addition, Ben also works with local real estate agents and property managers, making sure properties are well maintained and picture perfect before sales and open house.

My Home Watch Services are ideal for: • Holidaymakers • Frequent Travellers • Business Travellers • Home Owners • Boat Owners • Pet Owners • Real Estate Agents • Property Managers • Airbnb, Holiday Home Care • Investment Properties • Commercial Properties Ben is an experienced & trusted professional, holds a national police clearance, and is licensed and fully insured. So if you’re away for a weekend, for business or on the trip of a lifetime, or have an Airbnb property or you’re selling your home, My Home Watch can assist you, without you having to rely on family, friends or neighbours. Ben’s decision has paid off. He now has flexible hours and more opportunity to fit in personal events, and he’s also doing what he loves providing a Home Care service in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. It’s a dream come true and as Ben says “What stands out is it is a challenge, and that’s why I wanted to have my own business. It’s very different to most careers. You can choose how to do it, and it’s very rewarding.”

BEN FIDDEN My Home Watch 0491 099 419 1300 814 199 www.myhomewatch.com.au


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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA

BONDI BUZZ is a community project where everyone can be involved in reading, writing and sharing news, in hard copy, digitally and on social media. It covers the area of Bondi, Bondi Beach, North Bondi and the adjoining suburbs. Contents include local news, articles, special offers, events, short stories, opinions, restaurant reviews, inspiring thoughts, entertaining videos, items for sale, items wanted, job offers, lost and found and more. All professionally moderated and easy to find by category, even months after publication.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition will be returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The coastline is transformed into a sculpture park, featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and around the world. WHERE: BONDI BEACH TO TAMARAMA WHEN: OCT 24-NOV 10

Bondi to Coogee COASTAL WALK

WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED AND WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN US.

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The full stretch takes you by Waverley Cemetery. You can swim and snorkel at Gordons Bay, and you’ll pass several ocean pools and local swimming spots; Bronte Pool and Coogee’s rock pools. WHERE: BONDI BEACH TO COOGEE

This Kite Festival is one of the largest and best known in the world. Attracting up to 70,000+ visitors for a FREE fun-filled day on iconic Bondi Beach.

WHERE: BONDI BEACH WHEN: SEPT 8 11am-4pm

BONDI ICEBERGS POOL It’s the most photographed ocean pool in Australia.

Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz: AFRO LATIN MOODS

The 50m saltwater pool is a popular spot for sunbathers and for walkers on the Bondi to Coogee walk. The Bondi Icebergs have been a landmark of Bondi for 100 years, and if you want to become a member of the oldest winter swimming club in Australia, you must swim three Sundays a month for a period of five years. WHERE: 1 NOTTS AVE, BONDI BEACH

Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz, Award winning duo, woo audiences with Brazilian music, from bossanova to Afro-samba With virtuosic instrumentals and original songs, such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this duo are not to be missed.

FOCUS ON WOMEN Mel Hayton

Join local artist Mel Hayton for an exhibition of recent works celebrating women through oil paintings. Using her Paddington Terrace as the backdrop for these works, Hayton references the many amazing women who have advanced the cause for women’s equality.

www.icebergs.com.au

Gould Street's BEST BOUTIQUES

BONDI ICEBERGS POOL

WHERE: BONDI PAVILION, BONDI BEACH WHEN: SEPT 7, 8-10pm

You'll find luxury labels, organic cosmetics, locally made activewear, playful jewellery and ethically made denim, all on the one strip at Bondi Beach. WHERE: GOULD ST, BONDI BEACH

BONDI MARKETS

Established in 1993, the Bondi Markets are open every Sunday from 10am-4pm in the beachfront grounds of Bondi Beach Public School. Stalls are filled with clothing from up-and-coming designers, handmade jewellery, exotic imports, retro-chic furniture, vinyl records, one-off vintage pieces, homewares, art and so much more. Bondi Markets are a treasure trove of unique pieces.

WHERE: WAVERLEY LIBRARY GALLERIES, BONDI JUNCTION WHEN: SEPT 26-OCT 28, Mon-Fri 9.30am-9pm Sat 9.30am-3pm, Sun 1-5pm

Bondi Theatre Company Season BONDI LEGAL

BONDI FARMERS MARKET

So, If you’re a budding entrepreneur eager to test your product at one of our stalls, or a member of a local community group wanting to gain momentum at the Bondi Markets, feel free to contact us at:

office@bondimarkets.com.au. WHERE: BONDI BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOL, BONDI BEACH WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY 10am-4pm

This funny and touching play tells the true story of a Bondi teenager and her mother who take on the might of big business after the girl’s prized show pony is ravaged by a horse shampoo.

BONDI Pavilion

What follows is nail-biting, fish-out-of-water comedy thriller. Written by Rose Bay solicitor and comedian Tony Laumberg. Directed by Richard Cotter with an all-star cast.

The Bondi Pavilion hosts many activities in the centre throughout the year, including theatre productions, events, festivals, art exhibitions, regular classes to attend, pottery classes, workshops, screenings and much more. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION, BONDI BEACH

WHERE: BONDI PAVILION, BONDI BEACH WHEN: OCT 11-26 7pm

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St Stephen’s Children’s Centre is a small, not-for-profit centre that offers an amazing outdoor environment, where the children are offered endless opportunities to interact with nature and natural resources. Our school readiness program includes French and music lessons and outdoor education including; gardening and caring for the environment. All meals are provided. Open from 8am-5.30pm with the option to pick up by 4pm.

1 BELLEVUE PARK RD, BELLEVUE HILL 9389 3235 www.ststephenscc.com.au

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A hidden gem! Family friendly bistro, bar and function venue that offers pub classics and Sunday roasts with sun drenched balconies and leafy green outlooks. Check out our newly renovated function space, perfect for birthdays, engagements & corporate functions.

Across Sydney, no job is too big or too complicated for Liam's team of professional carpenters.

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"Let us take the worry out of selling your car"

Ruth Marks has over 20 years experience in Tarot Card reading and offers advice and guidance through the Tarot session in matters concerning relationships, business plans, finance, family matters, career choices and health.

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HAIR BY YOLANDA Yolanda runs her own boutique one-on-one hair salon in Elbon Arcade, Double Bay.

Tarot Reading bookings are available for both private readings and event functions. At: Rozelle markets (Sat) Bondi markets (Sun)

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APRIL STRAUSS - THE AGENCY Highly organised, diligent and hard working, April delivers results every time. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is able to bridge the gap between her western and eastern clientele.

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At Hair by Yolanda, you’ll receive personalised care and attention.

SHOP 4/402 NSH RD (ELBON ARCADE), DOUBLE BAY 9327 7653 @hairbyyolandasalon

DOUBLE BAY 8 David Ball is a specialised Kinesiologist at an international level with 18 years experience in remedial massage therapy. Kinesiology works to improve: • Relationships • Emotional wellbeing, motivation • Health, vitality and energy • Immune and hormonal function • Mental focus, concentration and memory • Digestion and nutrient absorption • Strength, flexibility & balance • Issues with stress and anxiety • Pain physical & emotional

SUITE 311, EDGE OFFICES, 377 NSH RD, DOUBLE BAY www.tuckedaway.com.au 0417 654 465 www.davidballkinesiology.com

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Her clientele have followed her for many years. Yolanda's main purpose is client satisfaction.

• Immediate settlement by cash or bank transfer • We can come to you anywhere in Sydney • Best price • Friendly "take-your-time" approach

DOUG BRISCOE 0401 151 511 dbriscoe555@gmail.com

BONDI BEACH

180 CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH 0414 690 218 www.theagency.com.au

Our "Tucked Away" section honours those businesses and helps people find the ones that are off-the-beaten-track, but still provide great customer service and value for money.

DARLING POINT

RUTH MARKS TAROT

April focuses on properties in Darling Point, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Double Bay and Bellevue Hill.

With them, we can exchange pleasantries, find out what’s happening in the community, discuss the weather, talk about the footy, maybe tell a joke, and all at the same time as buying the service or product we want and experiencing great customer service from a person we can see(and often know by name).

We have a SPRING SPECIAL OFFER that rewards people who place three consecutive Tucked Away locator ads(centre page) with a FREE HALF PAGE advert or article.

On-site, LF Construction Services have the safest practices, utilising only cordless tools to maintain a safe work place.

0404 996 250 www.lfcs.com.au

In a world of multinationals and global disruptors, who avoid paying their fair share of tax and are run by people we are never likely to meet, we salute the local businesses who bring vibrancy to our communities.

If you have a business that is "Tucked Away"(away from main shopping precincts, in arcades, in shopping centres, in offices, above street level etc..) and you're looking for more exposure, call Ruth on 0423 861 413.

From large commercial sites to immaculate homes, LF Construction Services are the best in carpentry & joinery.

BONDI

0414 273 104 Ruth.tarot@bigpond.com www.tarotruthmarks.com.au

LEVEL 7, 332-342 OXFORD ST, BONDI JUNCTION 9389 3656 reception@dentalfresh.com.au www.dentalfresh.com.au

CHIFLEY

THE FIELD AT EASTS RUGBY

22A O'SULLIVAN RD, BELLEVUE HILL 0478 734 651 www.thefieldateastsrugby.com.au

ENHANCE CONFIDENCE WITH A GREAT SMILE! • All-on-4® treatment • Cosmetic and General dentistry • Dental Implants • Dentures • Denture Repairs and Relines • Teeth Whitening • Advanced Dental Imaging • Hicaps, DVA

Five Ways, Paddington

BELLEVUE HILL

Rose Bay Arcade, Rose Bay

Transvaal Ave, Double Bay

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Established in Double Bay for over 35 years, French Riviera is an ice cream parlour which specialises in all natural, no preservatives or artifical colour ice cream. Based on a French recipe that has evolved into a more elaborate and expert "cocktail", to suit the multicultural Australian community.

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Bringing you the latest in innovations in window covering solutions - from the market-leading window coverings brand, LUXAFLEX®

430-432 NSH RD, DOUBLE BAY 9327 5500 www.astyleofshade.luxaflex.com.au

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A STYLE OF SHADE We are your dedicated LUXAFLEX® Window Fashions Gallery servicing your local area.

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HOME SWEET HOME NURSING Home Sweet Home Nursing's fully qualified carers are specially trained to keep your loved ones safe, happy and secure at home.

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"LOJA" means "shop" in Portuguese. But it’s not just any shop. Here you will find ethical fashion and art. Pop in and meet Bruna & Celene, explore the global & local collection of unique items and take home a piece of Watsons Bay, whether you are a local or a visitor. SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST IN-STORE FOR A 20% DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASES OVER $100.

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At Cooper Park Garage, we believe that establishing a foundation of trust is what creates repeat business. After you experience our highcalibre service, we’re sure you’ll come to us again the next time you need an automotive repair or general maintenance.

104 MANNING RD, WOOLLAHRA 9327 3774 www.cooperparkgarage.com.au

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BUY OPALS DIRECT FROM THE MINER

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TO FEATURE YOUR BUSINESS HERE

0423 861 413

Watsons Bay Milk Bar has been part of the community since 1958, taken over by Con Georgiou and his son-in-law George in 2013, it is an old fashioned general store with friendly old fashioned customer service - selling necessities and serving breakfast & lunch and the best coffee in Watsons Bay. Open 7 days 6.30am-7.15pm

COOPER PARK GARAGE

PADDINGTON

QUARRY ST, PADDINGTON 9363 4955 www.wentworthtennis.com

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BOB PRICE TROPHIES

Wentworth Tennis and Fitness Centre, top of Trumper Park, Paddington. Our experienced coaches cater for all ages and standards, providing private lessons, group lessons, advanced squad lessons, ladies groups, socials, corporate days, holiday camps and tennis specific fitness. Court hire between 6am -10pm, 7 days a week.

WATSONS BAY

21 MILITARY RD, WATSONS BAY 9337 1866 www.lojawatsonsbay.com.au

SHOP 5/126 GARDEN ST, MAROUBRA 9349 2922 0431 293 722 www.bobpricetrophies.com.au

Maroubra Beach

503 Old South Head Road. Rose Bay bedsaustralia.com.au 1300 588 788

LOJA WATSONS BAY

Your loved ones can live a happy, fulfilling and dignified lifestyle with professional, high quality care in the comfort of their own home until their very last day.

Ian Ginzberg is the face of Bob Price Trophies, providing Sydney quality trophies since 1962, while maintaining the highest levels of customer standards. Bob Price Trophies offers a comprehensive range of presentation products including trophies, medals, engravings, sublimation printing, corporate awards and shields/perpetuals.

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ROY 0438 976 038 www.opalminers.com

Tracey Chandler is your Personal Buyers Agent, specialising in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. I love to find property! That’s right! I love to find awesome properties for my clients at a great price. I’m a property fanatic, easy to work with and I don’t stop until you own the perfect property.

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Paddington Enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast, made by British born chef, Mark Holland at The Paddo Inn, Paddington. Available until sold out. Enjoy Riverine Sirloin beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale & honey-mustard root vegetables for just $27pp every Sunday in the Front Bar and Restaurant. WHERE: THE PADDO INN, PADDINGTON WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY

PATTER www.paddingtonpatter.com.au

MEDITATION

SUNDAY ROAST@THE PADDO INN

SUNDAY ROAST Paddo Inn

Join us for guided meditations with simple techniques to help reduce stress and achieve the peace of true meditation WHERE: PADDINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL, 399-435 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: WEDNESDAYS 7.30-9pm

VISIT The Intersection

The Intersection in Sydney's Paddington is home to Australia's best fashion talent including; Zimmermann, Sass and Bide, Scanlan Theodore, Ksubi, Bassike, Rachel Gilbert, Dion Lee, Camilla and Marc, Camilla - the list goes on. Shopping at The Intersection,

YOKE Pop up magazine

This is a time for truth, storytelling, art, and change making.

CONCETTA ANTICO EXHIBITION

Concetta Antico is venerated worldwide as The Colour Queen. Attributed to her scientifically endorsed Perfect Storm for functioning Tetrachromacy, Concetta can resolve 100 million more colours than others. This gift illuminates the truth of the world’s beauty through her hyper-coloured oil on canvas masterpieces.

Paddington MARKETS

Started as a market to encourage local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellery makers and artists, the market has over 150 unique stalls filled with creative fashion and accessories, beautiful smelling soaps and candles and pictures that inspire.

Raising Humanity with Erfan Daliri

THE INTERSECTION SHOPPING

SYDNEY RIDES photo exhibition

William Street SHOPPING

William Street is also home to the annual William Street Festival, Sydney’s first fashion laneway festival. WHERE: WILLIAM ST, PADDINGTON www.williamstreetpaddington.com.au

Over 1000 original works are held in public and private collections worldwide. WHERE: 469 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: THURS-SUN SEPT 12-OCT 6 6-10pm SAT, SEPT 14 6-10pm

Erfan Daliri is an Australian-Iranian author, poet, social change activist and internationally toured spoken word artist. WHERE: 17 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: SEPT 13 7-9pm

Paddington gives you the chance to brush shoulders with A-Listers while bagging the same must have outfit as them. WHERE: CNR OF OXFORD ST AND GLENMORE RD, PADDINGTON www.theintersectionpaddington.com.au

Explore this eclectic side street filled with terrace houses showcasing fashion from homegrown heroes and international staples; Poepke, Pour Tous, Salon X, Strobe Hair & Makeup, Sonya Hopkins, Kaizen, Elph, The London, East 43, Venroy and Bess Flowers.

Concetta ANTICO

Back by popular demand with his latest performance philosophy set, Erfan Daliri will explore themes of eco-feminism, masculinity, childhood, migrants, and climate change.

ERFAN DALIRI

Get your creative minds together and contemplate, discuss and create. Share in adjoining aspirations for a peaceful healthy planet. • Artist workshops • Yoga & meditation • Spoken word • Long table suppers • Panel conversations WHERE: 17 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: SEPT 10-22 10am-9pm

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The Paddington Reservoir exhibition features 30 photos revealing the diversity of people and places to ride in Sydney. WHERE: PADDINGTON RESERVOIR GARDENS, 251-255 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: OCT 1-31 8am-8pm

Paddington Markets is a community based market supporting local people passionate about their craft and the local community. WHERE: 395 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: EVERY SATURDAY 10am onwards

BERKELOUW Bookshop

The three-level emporium next door to Verona Cinemas has been keeping bookish types happy for over two decades. Downstairs you'll find new books, magazines, curios and gifts. The next two levels hold a collection of secondhand titles covering fiction, art, culture and history. The second floor is where you'll also find the store's licensed café. WHERE: 19 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON

The UNICORN

ELVIS An American Trilogy

The first beer was poured at the Unicorn Hotel, Paddington, in 1941, after a rebuild of the Croft’s Family Hotel (1800’s). Unicorn Hotel is now owned by a crew of mates from some of Sydney’s most iconic hospitality names Porteno, Mary’s and Young Henrys. WHERE: 106 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON

Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Ben Thompson and Justin Shandor. Three of the world’s leading Elvis performers will take the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of The King WHERE: PADDINGTON RSL, 220 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: OCT 27 7:30pm

SYDNEY RIDES@PADDINGTON RESERVOIR GARDENS


18 THE ARTS

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The whimsical world of GERTRUDE Marie Widolf

In 2017, "Gertrude" was featured in ArtSHINE Gallery's group exhibition "Eclectic". ArtSHINE then represented Marie at the 2018 Surtex Trade & Licensing show in New York, showing her portfolio of mock-up kitchen products and gym merchandise featuring "Gertrude" artworks.

"Gertrude" invites you into her world of mayhem and chaos! Her adventures take her through her kitchen, where plucked and oven-ready roast chickens roam, cooking ingredients escape from her mixing-bowl, and fried eggs rain!

In February 2019, as a member of Randwick's Next Chapter Art Group (NCAG), Marie gave a presentation called "Gertrude in the Age of Social Media", which explained the development of "Gertrude" and changes to her art practice in the digital age.

In 2015, Sydney based, illustrator, Marie Widolf, created her cartoon character, based on her alter-ego, named "Gertrude", about a gal who cannot cook, yet daydreams that she can.

Marie's second solo exhibition titled "Gertrude’s Kitchen", at the Art Space POW in May 2019, was part of the POW Hospital Foundation Program in Randwick, Marie donated a percentage of her sales to the program.

Marie's illustrations and paintings tell stories of relationships between animals and humans, and works in ink and acrylics.

Marie regularly exhibits with Randwick Art Society, and has been a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize. Her children's themed paintings have sold locally and internationally.

Majoring in illustration at Newcastle University, Marie obtained a BA Visual Arts Degree and a Diploma in Education, and then taught at secondary level and in the disability field. Her first children’s picturebook "Hugo and the Camels" was published by Lothian in 1990.

"Gertrude" has a huge following. You can follow her on facebook or look up her website.

Marie held her first solo exhibition: "Gertrude - The Gal That Couldn’t Cook", in conjunction with CBCA Bookweek 2018, at the Waverley Library Galleries, where she also held a Superhero cartoon workshop for kids and parents.

GERTRUDE BY MARIE WIDOLF

F: gertrudebymariewidolf @gertrudebymariewidolf @mariewidolf_illustration www.gertrudebymariewidolf.com

Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra WPO mission is to bring musical enrichment to the community, providing a professional attitude towards innovative and enjoyable concerts

WPO is the premier community orchestra in Sydney's eastern suburbs and was established in 1996 by local amateur musicians after receiving backing from Woollahra Municipal Council. With the continued support of the Woollahra Municipal Council, the orchestra has steadily grown in stature and now makes an important contribution to the cultural life of the Woollahra municipality and the wider eastern suburbs of Sydney. Comprising of up to 50 regular members who come from all walks of life, all ages, and includes amateurs, students and professionals. Although it's a diverse group they all share a common goal of playing fine symphonic music in a friendly and encouraging environment. The orchestra performs four public concerts per year with a rehearsal period of around 8-10 weeks for each concert. The orchestra's founding conductor and musical director for many years was Mathias Rogala-Koczorowski, a French horn player and brass teacher based at the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music in Bathurst. Following Mathias’ retirement in 2011, Dr Anthony Clarke was appointed as the WPO’s musical director and under his guidance the orchestra continued to expand its repertoire and outreach. As of 2016, the

orchestra engaged several eminent guest Conductors, including Brian Buggy, OAM, Joanna Drimatis and Lee Bracegirdle, who was appointed Chief Conductor in 2018. The WPO performs each program twice, and reaches a wider demographic within the Woollahra community and beyond. The WPO also performs benefit concerts and chamber music programs, reaching outstanding levels of musical excellence, both in performance and programming. The orchestra aims at striking a balance between serious music-making on the one hand, and creating an atmosphere where members can enjoy themselves on the other. In 2014, The WPO received the Highly Commended for Most Innovative Cultural/ Arts Initiative award for our outstanding

contribution to our community from Woollahra Council. This was a significant mile stone in the WPO’s history and it is one we continue to share with families and friends who support them, encourage and motivate them to strive for higher and higher standards.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Patrons include one of Australia's most wellregarded composers, Elena Katz-Chernin, and the distinguished pianist Rachel Valler OAM. Ms Kats-Chernin is a local resident and has been a great supporter of the orchestra.

ALL FOR LOVE B izet - L'Arlesienne Suite; Kuhlau -

Ms Valler has also supported the orchestra for many years and played in numerous concerts as a soloist. Prior to appointing Ms Kats-Chernin and Ms Valler as patrons, Margaret Whitlam OA and Peter Sculthorpe were long standing patrons and passionate supporters of the orchestra.

HEIGHT OF SPRING

Stravinksy - Eight Miniatures; Dvorak - Romance; Ravel - Tzigane; Schumann - Spring Symphony

On: Sat, Sept 14, 5.30pm Sun, Sept 15, 2.30pm

Concerto for 2 horns; Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite

On: Sat, Nov 30 5.30pm Sun Dec 1 2.30pm At: St Columba Uniting Church, Cnr Forth and Ocean St, Woollahra

WPO

0411 150 567 www.wpo.org.au


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FIRST IMPRESSIONS?

HOUSES WANTED OLD & NEW

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In 7 seconds we know whether we like the person we've just met or not. In 60 seconds we know whether we like the property we've just walked into - or not. The rule when selling real estate is that "You only get one opportunity to make a first impression." The key is to make buyers feel good in your home and fall in love with the lifestyle your home can offer. The more buyers can see themselves living in your home, the quicker you can sell it, and the higher price. So here are 7 proven tips to help you do just that:1. Have professional cleaners clean your home from top to bottom including lights, windows, doors and ceiling fans. 2. Identify a list of things in need of repair

and mend them. Make sure all lights are working. 3. Remove clutter in each room, veranda and the garden. This makes your home look bigger and more safe. 4. Remove any unhealthy indoor/outdoor plants. Get some new plants. 5. Patch and paint the walls in a neutral colour. Your cracked and dirty walls will turn buyers away.

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6. Use bed linen in a neutral colour so the room looks more spacious and relaxing. 7. Remove any paintings/art works/ decorations/personal objects/furniture that may not appeal to a broad group of people. They may make buyers feeling uncomfortable. Call April Strauss on 0414 690 218 for more advice.

APRIL STRAUSS

180 CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH 0414 690 218 aprilstrauss@theagency.com.au www.theagency.com.au

Strengthening fire safety in apartments After three years of research into fire safety in residential buildings up to 25m high, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) recently released two reports. The core of the findings demonstrate that sprinklers combined with smoke alarms are more effective at saving lives than using smoke alarms in isolation. “Smoke alarms have had a significant impact on reducing the number of fatalities over the past 10 years; however, a combination of fire sprinklers and smoke alarms can significantly further reduce the risk of fatalities in the event of a fire,” said FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter. “Modern-day furnishings and building materials often produce faster fires with higher levels of heat and toxic smoke. We are committed to keeping the people of NSW fire safe and will continue to carry out research that better informs building

code legislation and product standards to improve fire safety.” Following the recommendations outlined in the reports, the FRNSW will be working closely with relevant stakeholders over the coming months. Together with the Fire Protection Association Australia and the Australasian Fire Authorities Council, the FRNSW has submitted a Proposal for Change to the 2019 National Construction Code to mandate sprinklers in all new apartments up to 25m high. While sprinklers will be a welcome addition to fire safety, interconnected smoke alarms positioned throughout apartments are also essential. According to the law that came into effect on May 1, 2006, smoke alarms must meet the requirements of the Australian Standard AS 3786. The alarms must be placed in hallways near bedrooms and there must be an alarm on all levels of the home.

The Commissioner recommends taking the minimum requirements even further with one alarm in each bedroom and in the living area.

Additionally, the interconnection of multiple alarms ensures that if one alarm detects smoke, all other alarms will activate to sound a warning,” he said.

“On average, there are approximately 21 deaths reported each year as a direct result of residential fires across NSW,” he said. “Up to a half of those fatalities could have been prevented if these homes had working smoke alarms as well as a home fire escape plan.

Netstrata recommend installing additional smoke alarms if you don’t currently meet this recommendation. They also recommend regular servicing and testing of smoke alarms to ensure they’re fully operational should their use be required.

TRACEY CHANDLER BUYERS AGENT

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WINNER 2015/16

0416 100 839 tracey@tcba.com.au


20 CARS

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CLASSIC CARS: E-TYPE JAGUAR

EDGECLIFF AUTOMOTIVE

2 OCEAN AVE, EDGECLIff 9363 5040 www.edgecliffautomotive.com.au

COOPER PARK GARAGE

104 MANNING RD, WOOLLAHRA 9327 3774 www.cooperparkgarage.com.au

1972 E-Type Jaguar

Possibly the most iconic, recognisable classic car ever is – the E-Type Jaguar – whether it be a series 1, 2, 3 or whatever, as long as it looks like this, we know what it is – it’s an E-Type, and it is beautiful. Enzo Ferrari said the E-Type is the most beautiful car ever made. This one is a 1972 E-Type, it came along to join the ranks of the other most beautiful cars that came before it. Like lots of E-Types it has a low mileage – born in 1972 and still has only done 30,630 km. For a few moments in my youth, I drove one and it is a very precious memory. It goes vey fast I found out immediately. When this one comes into the workshop, it is an irresistible show stopper. Other clients are always side-tracked on their way to the office whether the E-Type is on the ground or on a hoist. They all gaze at its long nose, shiny duco or wire wheels and they smile, it is impossible not to do so. It really is beautiful…as the famous man said. In March 2008, it was first in the Daily Telegraph’s online list of the worlds’ 100 most beautiful cars. The E-Type was in 'Mad Men', the 'Austin Powers Movie' and Jay Leno has a perfect specimen in his garage. The Museum of Modern Art added one to it's permanent design collection. The E-Type had a racing design principle. It came from a long line of racing cars and is built from that history. It has a subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front

bodywork bolted directly to the body, lightening the car to 1,380Kg kerb weight. The D-Type was winning annually at Le Mans, 3 years in a row and the winning design was carried over to this E-Type. It’s V12 engine was designed for the 24 hour "Le Mans" race. It had a new 5.3 1- cylinder engine, improved brakes, and the same power steering as the D-Type racer. In 1922 the Swallow Sidecar Company began to produce vehicles and they carried the “SS” badge on the hood. In 1935 “Jaguar” was added to the name. During the war the “SS” was removed for political reasons, and the company became Jaguar Cars. After a search the logo we all associate with Jaguar was introduced. The idea was that the sleek and sinuous Jaguar symbolized the core values of the company – grace, elegance, performance, power and ambition to move forward. The leaping Jaguar embodied all those things. The law was changed after some years and the emblem was deemed a hazardous emblem according to new safety regulations. The jumping Jaguar had to leave the hood and go to the rear. We have all seen the second one, the Jaguar face on silver or red on the radiator grill. Whilst we all know we have seen the face, we still recognise, love and are drawn to the exciting leaping Jaguar. It is one of the most recognisable emblems in the world. It defines the company’s refinement and style. The E-Type Jaguar is still for lots of us “An Object of Desire.” And here’s is some wonderful news – Jaguar has taken the early iconic

E-Type and created the Jaguar-Zero. From an 1968 Roadster they have created a zeroemission powertrain; an electric E-Type they launched in 2017 and will be on the market in 2020. They say it’s fast and the battery will go 270 ks. The "Grand Tourer" as the original E-Type was publicised to be, is still at the cutting edge. A "Grand Tourer" is designed for high speed, long-distance driving and performance and profound luxury for the passengers. Interestingly, the E-Type, so the legend says, was born from discussions between William Heynes (later became Sir William), Walter Hassan and Claude Bailey. They were fire wardens together during the war, three key engineers were on the lookout for German bombers. The story goes – they discussed the principles and detail of the most fabulous engine they could think of. What emerged was the twin-cam XK engine whose "output, durability and smoothness became legendary” and arrived in the world of tailfins (as one reports said) like a jet fighter among propeller planes. So, take this engine, you give it to the aircraft engineer and later Automobile Aerodynamist Malcolm Sayer with a brief to build the body – what else could you end up with except – the most beautiful car ever made. It was created by genius and is driven by connoisseurs. We write the Classic Car series because these cars belong to our clients. Edgecliff automotive and Cooper Park Garage look after these cars and keep them working and in beautiful shape. Our clients generously let us take pictures of their cars and build a story around them. We thank them for that generosity. If you have an iconic car, or an old and precious car, or even a new and precious car, the technicians at both workshops will be pleased to look after it for you. It was only when we saw how many such cars came into the workshop that this series was begun. Joshua from Edgecliff and Jeff from Cooper Park Garage and the technicians that work for Edgecliff Automotive know how to care for your car.

Cooper Park Garage: An icon

There is a lot of talk all of a sudden about iconic cars, and almost all of us do not have one. however, Cooper Park Garage is an icon of its own. It’s the garage in the park that many people in the area already know. The beautiful building made of solid stone with an iron roof (pictured above), totally iconically Australian. Long before it became a garage it was a dairy, then a garage of the old school where you bought petrol and mechanics worked on your car. Cooper Park Garage is managed by Jeff, Clint and Matt, totalling 60 years of experience between them. Matt has worked in Edgecliff Automotive for most of his career as a motor technician. This year we celebrate his 20th anniversary with the company. Speaking of icon, it would be easy to say that Matt is an icon. He certainly is a legend as he was already working at Edgecliff Automotive when Joshua bought it. That story is coming along soon, watch this space (as they say!) In the winter, months your car can come under alot of stress. Joshua and Jeff suggest you have your car serviced, and make sure you get your battery checked, as they can be less efficient in winter. Also check fluids in your car which include wiper fluid and anti-freeze, brakes, transmission and the rubber on your windscreen wipers, tyres and their pressure. If your car was born before the 1980's remember to warm it up before you drive off. If you have a 4-wheel drive and likely to use it off road for playing, especially make sure your systems are all go!


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Networking for working mothers

by Audrey Kessell

Welcome to the world of juggling! Working mums are constantly negotiating a whole bunch of balls in the air – the mum ball, the corporate ball, the housewife ball and maybe even the ‘me time’ ball. We are forever fearing failure in each of the facets of our lives, simply because there are not enough hours in the day to perform at 100% capacity in any one area.

In short, networking is the best way to get advice and gain expertise on things that you cannot easily get from reading a book or by pounding the pavement on your own.

When we are focused on work, we stress about not being present for our children. Being mum, we worry that we are falling short in the workplace. And then there is the pile of washing we haven’t got around to doing and the messy kitchen! Networking has a number of benefits to working women and here are just a few I am highlighting;

LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCES OF OTHER MUMS

However, the good news is that we are not alone. Talking to others in the same crazy rat race absolutely helps. That is the first thumbs-up for utilising the art of networking. Conversations with other like-minded women will give you the confidence to battle on just as they do. Their stories are your stories. Perhaps they are a step further in the process and can help you to avoid some pitfalls. We can learn from others simply by putting ourselves out there and doing the networking.

more clients, expand your knowledge, and hopefully help you to attain business growth and profitability. It is normal practice and even an important pathway for business growth when people share their successes and failures with others. Networking can cut corners, enabling the busy woman to proceed down the right track from the outset. Networking affords you the opportunity to meet people who are like-minded. Through networking these people can give you advice on various matters that should help in improving your business.

MAKE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO EXPAND YOUR NETWORK AND RAISE YOUR PROFILE

The common thread we working mums face is eternal fatigue. Just getting through the day after fulfilling everyone’s expectations of you leaves you battered, bruised and exhausted. The last thing you want to face at the end of a long day is to be thinking about work. However, one thing we women of the 21st century are always up for is social media. By this time of the evening the children are hopefully down for the count and we are curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) with something inane flashing on the TV screen in front of us. That’s

NETWORKING BUILDS FRIENDSHIPS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU REACH OUT TO FOR SUPPORT, HELPING YOU TO STAY MENTALLY STRONG when we can pull out our smart phones and start the networking process. You can build a reputation for yourself as a trustworthy person who is supportive, reliable and knowledgeable by offering tips and useful information to those who need it on social media groups. When you have earned enough respect out there, you will get referrals much more easily and your profile will build organically.

NETWORKING INCREASES OUR REFERRAL OPPORTUNITIES

Having a larger network whether it’s on social media or via the school, local ballet class or soccer club can help you reach

Friendships with other women provide the strength needed to keep oneself mentally healthy, particularly at low points in one’s life. However, networking goes beyond being an antidote for feeling alone. Social networks may potentially open doors you never even knew existed. With conversations come opportunities. Flourish HR provides career coaching and job searching skills and tools to assist women who are transitioning to a new career or are re-entering the workplace after a career break..

FLOURISH HR

Email Audrey: hello.flourishhr@gmail.com 0418 484 578

Looking for more business? Our friendly business group would love to meet you, and show you how we can dramatically help your business grow.

Join us for an amazing breakfast, held every Tuesday morning at the InterContinental Hotel, 33 Cross St. Double Bay.

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22 FINANCE&INVESTMENT

The history & lure of Black Opal

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MAKING A RETIREMENT ACTION PLAN

Opalised dinosaur bones

Boundary rider, Jack Murray became first registered Opal Miner in 1901 and walked 1100km from Lightning Ridge to White Cliffs with his colleague Charlie Nettleton, to put on sale the first parcel ever of Black Opal. They walked on foot and did not ride because the area was so dry that there was not enough water to keep a horse alive. Such is the allure of Black Opal that people would travel long distances, suffer great discomfort and brave all sorts of hazards to gaze into the beauty of one of the world’s rarest of rare stones.

Retirement is looming, or is already upon you. You start navigating a new financial landscape offering lush pastures in the form of superannuation and the Age Pension. But there are also pitfalls. In this important article, retirement financial planning specialist Brendan Whitehouse sets out a five step retirement action plan. 1. ASSESS YOUR FINANCIAL POSITION

Opal Mining Shack, Lighting Ridge, NSW Although Jack Murray was the first registered opal miner, Charlie Nettleton is generally recognised as the founder of the Black Opal industry. He was shown a handful of these “black stones” by a Mrs Ryan who wondered at the cause of the colour she could see within them. Charlie, who had been a miner, saw the commercial potential and the Black Opal industry was born. By 1910, over a thousand people were on the diggings and the industry was booming. There were circuses and races and by 1914 the first nurse arrived. Followed by the first police in 1916. Roy Hopkins-Deacon (known to all & sundry as Opalroy) is a present-day heir of this opal history, and more than 100 years later happily carries on the opal-mining tradition in Lightning Ridge. He is fascinated & enthralled by "the majestic beauty of what is surely one of Mother Nature's supreme creations" and says "It's extraordinarily difficult to describe opals in words due to opal's virtually infinite patterns and colour play” “But I can show you," he adds and produces photo on top of the page. "This could be a photo of some distant galaxy" he declares; "It is just amazingly beautiful". Unlike diamonds which are volcanic (and can be created artificially) opals are sedimentary gems and take millions of years to form. This makes each one totally unique with it’s own “fingerprint.” In Australia, the process of opalisation has even created opalised dinosaur bones. If, like Roy, you are fascinated by the history and lure of opals, or if you are thinking of starting, or growing, a collection give Roy a call. There’s nothing like talking to someone who works in the field and whose love of opals can give you invaluable inside advice on growing your collection.

CALL ROY 0438 976 038

To prepare for retirement, the first thing to do is to work out how much money you have now, how much you might have in the future and where it will come from. What assets (houses, savings, investments) do you have and how much are they worth? How much super do you have and when can you access it?

2. IDENTIFY SOURCES OF RETIREMENT INCOME

Your retirement income can come from many sources including: income from super; investments outside super; Age Pension; reverse mortgages and home reversion; selling the family home; working part-time. These income sources can be combined so your money lasts longer, and you have a more comfortable retirement. However, it's worth remembering that one income source can have an impact on another. For example, if you decide to sell the family home, your Age Pension may be reduced or cut off.

3. THINK IN THE LONG-TERM

The next step is to think about how your needs might change over time. Think about how you can use your different income sources to fund the different stages of your life. Seek financial advice if you are unsure what to do.

4. CLAIM THE AGE PENSION AND OTHER ENTITLEMENTS Age Pension age has been slowly increasing from 65 to 67 years. You have to pass income and assets tests, and be an Australian resident.

The income test is harder to pass than the assets test. It assesses your gross income from all sources – and your partner’s income will also be included in the assessment. However, there are Centrelink strategies that can be implemented, especially where there are more than a few years difference in age between the two partners. These strategies could mean the difference between obtaining a part or full Age Pension as opposed to receiving nothing and can add up to many tens of thousands of dollars over a few years. It’s always good to seek advice in these circumstances. Even if you don't get the Age Pension, you may be eligible for other benefits, such as travel concessions, cheaper medicines and reduced council and water rates. The Seniors Card will also give you discounts on travel and some retail services.

5. MAKE YOUR MONEY AND OTHER RESOURCES LAST

With many retirees living beyond the age of 90, it's a good idea to invest at least some of your money in assets that will grow over time. Spread your investments. Depending on your circumstances, you may want to seek financial advice.

BRW FINANCIAL GROUP 1300 650 574 www.brwfg.com.au

Any advice in this publication is of a general nature only and has not been tailored to your personal circumstances. Please seek personal advice prior to acting on this information. The information in this document reflects our understanding of existing legislation, proposed legislation, rulings etc as at the date of issue. In some cases the information has been provided to us by third parties. While it is believed the information is accurate and reliable, this is not guaranteed in any way.


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GET OUT AND ABOUT IN SYDNEY For older people living in eastern sydney, the Junction Neighbourhood Centre (JNC) offers many opportunities to meet new people, visit new places, and try new activities. for most, door to door transport is provided. ENJOY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Susan, regular participant in The JNC’s social support activities, says: “Thank you for giving me and others the opportunity to get out of our homes and enjoy something different.”

WHAT’S AVAILABLE

Russian speakers group meets every third Thursday – for excursions or meetings in Bondi Junction, featuring English classes, relaxation techniques, and information sessions on other community services. Bus outings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays take people all over Sydney. Destinations coming up soon include Canada Bay, Manly, Rose Bay and Collaroy. Gentle exercise classes run in Malabar on Tuesdays at Malabar Memorial Hall. Meet new people, and do guided exercises to maintain range of movement, increase strength, mobility and balance, and learn strategies for preventing falls.

THE GROUP OF YOUR CHOICE

Choose from a wide range, including brunch groups, movie groups and ‘Mystery’ groups, where you go out in a

car with a few others and help to choose your destination. Small shopping groups visit Randwick and Bondi. Bruce, who goes on Wednesday outings, says, “Wednesdays are my life!”

GET IN TOUCH

You need to be registered with myagedcare to access these groups; our staff can help with this. Find out more by phoning Kerry, Aged Services Coordinator, on 9349 8200. JNC website: www.jnc.org.au Facebook: TheJNC

JNC

SHOP 2, 669-673 ANZAC PDE, MAROUBRA 59 NEWLAND ST, BONDI JUNCTION 9349 8200 www.jnc.org.au

FREE Beach Group Meditation Sessions

LAUNCHING IN SPRING!

Making Meditation Mainstream (MMM) are seeking people who would love to HOLD THE SPACE and lead FREE Beach Group Meditation Sessions at Bondi Beach, Tamarama and Bronte Beach every Saturday at 6.30am for 20 minutes. You don't need to be a meditation teacher to run the group, maybe you practice meditation and mindfulness and would love to share this with others. MMM was started as a community outreach in Avalon Beach (Northern Beaches) in direct response to alarming suicide rates and rising mental health issues in our

local community. We have now grown this community and movement too many beaches in the Northern beaches and also in Queensland. Our goal is to be on 100 beaches by 2022. The entire movement is based around bringing Meditation to the community and to make it more mainstream and available to everyone. Our sessions are completely inclusive, non-denominational and always FREE! This is Meditation, but not as you probably know it, there's music at the sessions, and we are involved in other activities; beach cleanups etc..you just have to witness it to explain it.

JASON PARTINGTON 0433 780 324


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WAYS ‘TAMARIKI’ After School Care program

WAYS TAMARIKI offers an After School Care program for 9-12 year olds at $24 a day (ccs approved) WAYS ‘Tamariki’ (Moari for children) is our innovative tween After School Care program. We cater specifically for the needs of children 9-12 years old, our parents love: • A much needed closing time of 7pm. • Local school pickups. • Wide range of wholesome meals with dinner provided daily. At WAYS Tamariki we provide a warm, secure environment designed to encourage decision making, problem solving, individual expression, and freedom within limits, where children respect and enjoy each other in a group setting. WAYS ASC are also very passionate about providing competent, caring and professional staff who understand and meet the needs of all the children who attend our program. We continually provide frequent and open communication with parents which allows us to provide support and encourage the family’s involvement. WAYS Tamariki After School Care also offers a Vacation Care program every school holidays. Our next program consists of excursions to Inflatable world, Hoyts cinema, Go Karting, Raging Waters, Rock climbing, Archie Brothers, Horse riding, Archery, Luna Park and many more.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CONTACT 9365 2500 OR afterschoolcare@ways.org.au

A PAWFECT Collaboration At My Home Watch Eastern Sydney, we believe that every pet deserves to feel safe, respected and loved! That's why we are thrilled to be collaborating together with PetRescue and giving back through our ' HOPE 4 PAWS' fundraiser and raising much needed funds for pets in need. Pet Rescue was founded in 2004, designed to help rescue organisations reach the pet-seeking public by getting their adoptable pets online, PetRescue. com.au now brings thousands of homeless pets face-to-face with thousands of potential adopters every day. And the best part is, all their website services are free to all rescue members and pet seekers alike. The collaboration with My Home Watch’s national franchise network, was initiated by My Home Watch Founder, Natasha Morgan. Natasha say’s "All of our franchise partners like Ben Fidden of My Home Watch Eastern Sydney, have a great love for pets and provide an exceptional pet care service in their local communities, so we were elated when the collaboration with PetRescue got the go ahead!" "How can you help the 'HOPE 4 PAWS' fundraiser? You simply donate towards our 'HOPE 4 PAWS' cause to help save the life of a rescue pet that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Kids Giving Back

Your act of kindness gives them the best chance of finding a new home and a new human to LOVE for LIFE! So please give generously and help us to support PetRescue and find a Furever Home for every pet. Together we can help thousands of homeless pets every year.

DONATE AT https://myhomewatch.com.au/ petrescue-hope-4-paws/

"Kids Giving Back" is a charity offering programs for children 6-18 years old and their families which provides opportunities to assist vulnerable people in the community through work with charities. The programs enable children and young people to undertake practical and meaningful activities to support the work of charities whilst at the same time assisting them to acquire empathy, experience altruism and achieve a sense of belonging. The programs benefit:

1. CHILDREN

Providing meaningful opportunities for children to experience and internalise civic responsibility and engagement.

2. VULNERABLE PEOPLE

The programs support charity partners to meet the needs of their clients through support with food, resources and awareness-raising.

3. COMMUNITY

Learning experiences provided through the programs break down barriers and provide a platform for sustained civic engagement, positively transforming children’s perception of community. The work that "Kids GIving Back" does with children, families, schools and charity partners has the capacity to provide significant outcomes in the short term that contribute to long-term positive social change.

KIDS GIVING BACK www.kidsgivingback.org info@kidsgivingback.org


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EASTERN SUBURBS

And is there honey still for tea?

When Rupert Brooke wrote the last line of his famous poem, The Old Vicarage, back in May, 1912, he did not have “Varroa Destructor” on his mind, he was instead wistful to be back home in England.

Double Bay Monthly Community Meetings

Meet locals from the Double Bay area, hear from Councillors, MPs and Guest speakers and ask them questions. You’ll get a free drink on arrival, food and plenty time to catch up on local news and informally meet other guests. Held the last Thursday of the month.

GUEST SPEAKERS

SEPT 26: PAUL JONES - Architect based in Double Bay OCT 31: GABRIELLE UPTON - NSW Member for Wentworth

GOLDEN SHEAF HOTEL

429 NSH RD, DOUBLE BAY 6-9pm Tickets: $20 each or $15 early bird. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL thru Eventbrite ORGANISER: APRIL STRAUSS 0414 690 218

Welcome to "Our Local News", the place where you can publish news, information and articles of interest to people in your area:It’s just like Eventbrite except it’s not just for events. You can publish local news, articles, opinions, recipes, classified ads, special offers, items for sale, positions vacant, short stories, local events, reviews, poems, videos, property to let, a thought for the day and more. Like Eventbrite you can publish by Community and Category, making it easy for people to find what they want, and everything is “moderated” so users get no nasty surprises. In addition, everything published gets indexed by Google and can be shared onFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Digg and more. However, it is different from Eventbrite because "Our Local News" also:• Publishes selected articles in the "Eastern Suburbs Life" hard copy paper. • Creates a digital version of the paper that can easily be shared. • Sets aside two pages of each edition to support charities. • Can help promote your business or organisation. • Provides services like writing articles and graphic design. It is run by people who live and work locally. and we cover the whole of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with a hard copy paper, digital

Today, he would be anxious about the survival of the bees of the world who are now being ravaged by a small mite called “Varroa Destructor” which is wiping out bee communities on all continents except Australia. This is no small matter, because around 65% of agricultural production in Australia depends on bees for pollination. No bees and no pollination means going hungry. Recently, renowned beekeeper and swarm collector, Gavin Smith attended an event at Rose Bay Community Garden and explained, to an enthralled crowd, the many mysteries of bees and also about the Biosecurity Testing Program that is helping to protect Australian bees from the ravages of “Varroa Destructor”. One part of the program, strongly supported by Woollahra Council, sets up ‘Sentinel Hives’ which aim to monitor bees which may enter the

LOCAL NEWS for the

community by the community

country through Sydney harbour, these bees may carry diseases and need to be monitored to keep them from gaining a stronghold in Australia. The empty hives are checked regularly and “invading bees” are immediately removed and sent for testing. The program is part of a national initiative that has so far been successful in keeping “Varroa Destructor” out of our country.

paper, social media platform, and the three websites shown below. If you live or work in the Eastern Suburbs you’re sure to find one that can help you. Our philosophy is simple. If you want to know what’s happening locally the best people to tell you are the ones that live and work there. Our job is to help them do it as easily and in as many ways as possible. As we say… "Community News for the Community by the Community"

TO FIND OUT ABOUT BECOMING A COMMUNITY BLOGGER CALL: GREG 0408 998 058 www.ourlocalnews.org


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WOOLLAHRA

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The finalists for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize have been announced, with 43 innovative submissions selected from 634 entries. Prize money this year totals $24,000 across four categories. Here’s a picture of one of the entries, 'Autumn on the Monaro’ by Merran Esson.

Winners will be announced at the exhibition launch on Oct 11. The exhibition will be on view, free to the public, until Nov 3 at Woollahra Council Chambers. https://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/

Woollahra Garden Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES

Woollahra is known for its stunning parks and gardens. Council has established an awards competition to encourage gardening and recognise the community members and groups whose green spaces help to enhance our local environment. If you or someone you know have a garden worth showcasing, we want to know about it!

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WAVERLEY

Have your say before Council meetings

Waverley Council is trialling a public forum where locals can speak on whatever issues they like. You’ve just got to keep it brief – three minutes or less. The forum runs from 6.30-6.45pm before full meetings of council, giving members of the public the opportunity to address Council on matters of public importance not listed on the meeting agenda.

To speak at a public forum, you must register before 3.00 pm on the Monday before the Council meeting. Places are limited to four speakers per public forum, and each address must be no longer than three minutes. Not much time to make a case, but in addition to speaking at the forum, you can still address Council on items on the meeting agenda. For more information, or to register to speak at a public forum, please call 9083 8000.

Fight for floor space in Bondi Junction

The battle lines are being drawn for a fight for more commercial floor space in Bondi Junction.

Waverley Council is unhappy that the Junction has lost 9,000sqm of existing commercial floor space in Bondi Junction as a result of residential developments since 2014. The trend was highlighted in a report to the council’s Strategic Planning and Development Committee by Patrick Connor, Strategic Planner.

All residents, local businesses, community organisations and school groups are encouraged to showcase their gardens, whether big or small. We’d love you to share your creativity, hard work and sustainable gardening practices. Categories include Best Community Garden, Best Sustainable Garden, Best Small Garden, Best Large Garden and Best Garden (Overall). All entries must be submitted online before 4pm on Fri, Sept 13. To enter or for more info: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/gardenawards

2019 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize

This annual competition is open to local high school students or high school students living in the local government area, and provides an opportunity for young photographers and filmmakers to showcase their creative talents.All entries will be on display and screened at Woollahra Library at Double Bay from Sept 13-22. https://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/community/whats_happening/youth_photographic_award

“There is forecast to be a further loss of 19,000sqm of existing commercial floor space with current and recently approved DAs in the pipeline at the time of writing,” Mr Connor’s report said. According to the report, the loss of office space is being caused by re-development of commercial office and retail into residential towers. With the loss of commercial space go jobs, the report warns. “The conversion of commercial office space to build residential towers, could entail the loss of 64,000sqm of floor space (around 2,500 jobs) in the longer term.” The report recommends bringing in new minimum commercial floor space regulations to protect Bondi Junction Strategic Centre, that commercial hub of the Junction bordered on one side by Grafton St, then taking in the Mall, Spring Street and the Westfield complex. “It is important to highlight that the majority of employment floor space capacity within Bondi Junction is within the Westfield site; which has theoretical capacity for an additional 54,000sqm,” the report states. “Therefore, much of the future type of employment floor space development in Bondi Junction depends on the intentions and willingness of Westfield to further expand their centre.”

RANDWICK

Business and entertainment boost on rail corridor

Randwick Council is floating a plan to bring back commerce to the Kingsford-Kensington business strip, reeling from the impact of the light rail construction.

Marjorie O'Neill MP Member for Coogee August has been a busy and exciting month at the Coogee Electorate Office. Here are some highlights. Please share your news and events with us, we love to keep in the loop! Have a look out my Facebook page for more local happenings.

MUM FOR MUM

It has painted a rosy picture of pop-up shops and public performances along the rail corridor, which is due to become operational in March. A business paper tabled at a full council meeting outlined a program of flexible and short-term projects including: Pop-up shops and stalls to supplement the existing retail offer – art, fashion, technology, plants and flowers; live acoustic music in appropriate locations, along with other free attractions and activities such as outdoor exercise classes. Areas to be targeted in a 10 week activation program include: Kingsford’s Meeks Street Plaza and Southern Cross Close public spaces; newly created wider sections of footpath on the Harbourne Road/ Rainbow Street corner; the section of Anzac Parade between Southern Cross Close and Gardeners Road; and the footpaths areas around the Anzac Parade/Strachan Street and Anzac Parade/Middle Street corners. It is proposed that the trial program could be started in October/November once the footpaths are completed in and around the proposed Kingsford activation sites and the Meeks Street construction compound has been removed. The report said the program of small-scale, low-cost activations, to be held during the Light Rail testing phase up to March, “Would attract new visitors and to engage the local residents to reconnect and come back into and enjoy the Kingsford and Kensington town centres.”

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Nadene Alhadeff, Suzy Wolanski and the rest of the team at MUM FOR MUM for your fundraising efforts to support vulnerable new mums in NSW. I was honoured to attend your eighth fundraiser and pleased to support the work you do. You can get involved by visiting https://mumformum. org.au/

Dr Marjorie O’Neill and Electorate Officer Lorin Muhlmann with MUM FOR MUM board member and volunteer Suzy Wolanski (left) and Executive Director Nadene Alhadeff.

WAVERLEY RUGBY CLUB ANNUAL CHARITY DAY

Waverley Rugby club held their annual Charity Day and raised over $1.5k for OneWave. OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health, through saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro, and you can donate here https://www.onewaveisallittakes.com/ donate-2

HEFFRON TENNIS PARK CENTRE

On Aug 10, the Heffron Park Tennis Centre was officially opened. The centre is open from 7am-10pm Monday to Friday, and 7am-8pm on weekends. It is fantastic to see the Eastern Suburbs getting more sporting facilities as part of the Randwick Council’s Heffron Park masterplan.

Council has designs on Sculpture by the Sea

Randwick Council is trying to muscle in on the "Sculpture by the Sea" event, held successfully in neighbouring Waverley LGA since 1997. Councillors agreed to a motion that council staff should approach Sculpture by the Sea organisers to gauge interest of the organisers to move the exhibition to Randwick City. Meanwhile, council officers will investigate the feasibility and the costs associated with holding the event in the Randwick LGA. Just in case Waverley Council doesn’t want to give up the successful event, Council will approach Waverley Council and "Sculpture by the Sea" concerning a potential partnership hosting the exhibition in future years.

OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS

If you or anyone you know has any issues, we are here to help. Please feel free to contact the office on (02) 9398 1822, or at coogee@parliament.nsw.gov.au, or drop in at 15/53-55 Frenchmans Road, Randwick.


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EASTERN SUBURBS

Welcome to our new members ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

CEROC PARTNER Dance Classes

Learn to dance in a fun and social environment at Ceroc partner dance classes at Bondi Junction RSL on a Tuesday night.

Sydney Harbour Pittwater Cairns The Whitsundays Fiji Indonesia Singapore & Thailand Enquiries: Adam Yared (86) 0403 155 or book at www.boatingo.com

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FOOD & DRINKS

Locally owned and run family business, specialising in freshly battered, grilled or baked fish. Seafood, fish burgers, salads sourced from local providores, all prepared by chef Michael. Fish Cove .. a traditional Fish & Chip shop with a modern twist. Open Mon-Sun 11am-8.30pm

801 NSH RD, ROSE BAY 9388 1667 www.fishcove.com.au

Santorini on Oxford

Attention Ladies! Double Bay Community is offering ladies exercise courses at sensible prices: Pilates; Tai Chi & stretching; Relaxation Yoga; Belly dancing; Ballroom & social dancing; Ballet; Contempory jazz dancing & fitness; Boot scooting; Tums, bums & thighs; Yin yoga; Barre; Hatha Yoga; Personal training, etc... Weekdays: 10.30am - 1.15am Weeknights from 5.30pm

BAY ROOM, 45 BAY ST, DOUBLE BAY 0412 979 976

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CHRIS NORTH Celebrant

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Coogee Yoga

135E Brook St, Coogee 0418 226 330 www.coogeeyoga.com.au

Randwick Physie

25 Sturt St, Kingsford 0410 805 502 www.randwickphysie.com.au

HOUSE & GARDEN Sentosa Designs

2 Bay St, Double Bay 9327 4777 www.sentosadesigns.com

JEWELLERY & FASHION Nici Chic Jewellery

Ariel Bookstore, 98 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 0416 247 669

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Exceptional ceremonies for couples and families in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and surrounds.

Valent Lau Photography

Weddings, Naming Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, Funerals and Civil Rites of Closure.

0414 652 864 www.chrisnorth.com.au

TRADES & SERVICES

Double Bay 0498 243 556 www.takeoffvisuals.com 29 Asturias Ave, South Coogee 0434 194 202 www.valentlau.com.au Double Bay Camera Shop Shop 2, Roma Arc, 413-417 NSH Rd, Double Bay 9327 4481 www.doublebaycamerashop.com.au

Argyle Glass

0416 247 669 The Rocks Market Sat and Sun

Chillibonbon Creatif - Graphic Design

Graphic design for small businesses 0415 474 215

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Flourish HR

0418 484 578 hello.flourishhr@gmail.com

Ian J. Arthur & Sons - Funeral Directors

Suite 6, 712-714 NSH Rd, Rose Bay 1800 202 110 www.ianjarthurfunerals.com.au

Katherine Williamson, a physiotherapist with extensive hydrotherapy experience, provides individual aquatic exercise programs for people following joint replacements, spinal surgery and those wanting to feel stronger & fitter.

Tony Maguire - Experienced Spruiker 0402 388 742

PUBS & CLUBS

Enjoy YOUR

TIMBER AGAIN hing Deck restoration and varnis

Royal Oak

28 Bay St, Double Bay 9363 3935 www.theroyaloakdoublebay.com.au

Parsons Bar & Kitchen

3 Kellett St, Potts Point 8540 6320 www.parsonsbr.com.au

REAL ESTATE April Strauss

180 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach 0414 690 218 www.theagency.com.au/team/april-strauss

Dance with fun, joy and music. Free expression. No dance steps required. Fortnightly, Sunday mornings in Rose Bay. Suitable adults all ages. Casual $20.

227 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 9360 9342 www.santorinionoxford.com.au

Take Off Visuals

Individual rehabilitation & group classes

Dance of Life - BIODANZA

700 NSH Rd, Rose Bay 9317 7357

Chris North, Commonwealth Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant.

Aquatic Physiotherapy Hydrotherapy in Edgecliff

Lvl B, 100 New Sth Hd Rd, Edgecliff Ph: 0416 001 739 www.kickswim.com.au/hydrotherapy

21 Knox St, Double Bay 9327 2616 www.21espresso.com.au

First night only $18, second night within one week is free. Includes two classes in the evening PLUS social dancing.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Falls prevention program starting soon - water gives support for practice & resistance for strength training.

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LADIES COMMUNITY EXERCISE COURSES

Boat Hire, Events, Corporate Functions and Private Charter

FOOD & DRINKS

Beginner class starts at 7.30pm. First timers welcome!

BONDI JUNCTION RSL, 9 GRAY ST, BONDI JUNCTION 0418 426 401 www.ceroc.com.au

BOAT HIRE

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

SYDNEYDECKSEALING.COM.AU | FREECALL: 1800 DECKSEAL

PRANA SPACE, 1/696 NSH RD, ROSE BAY Karen Grados 0410 817 592 www.biodanzakg.com

Moshav Realty

Level 2, 422-424 NSH Rd, Double Bay 9188 5000 www.moshav.com.au

Tracey Chandler - Buyers Agent

HOUSE & GARDEN SERVICES

0416 100 839 www.buyersagent-sydney.com.au

TRADES & SERVICES

Murnane Carpentry & Constructions 7 Neptune St, Coogee 0403 256 254 www.murnaneconstructions.com

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION The Hughenden Hotel

14 Queen St, Woollahra 9363 4863 www.thehughendenhotel.com.au


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